[act-ma] 4/1 SoJust Skillshare: Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers

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<b style="font-family:Times;font-size:medium"><p dir="ltr"  
style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Even  
one call, letter or email expressing concern about an issue can get your  
lawmaker's attention. </span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Join  
Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on how to Make Your Voice Matter  
With Lawmakers on April 1st, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(255,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Register  
</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">at</span><a  
href="http://www.sojust.org" target="_blank"><span  
style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial">  
</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,153);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">www.sojust.org</span></a><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
- </span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Newcomers  
always welcomed!</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Fee:  
$10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.</span></p><p dir="ltr"  
style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Limited  
space - register ahead of time</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Credit  
cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space  
available).</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">SoJust  
hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values  
but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for  
the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series,  
hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity  
for movement building.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Make  
Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary</span></p><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">This  
empowering session is for people who care about social justice and want to  
eliminate the root causes of social problems and inequities. The workshop  
focuses on easy ways to share opinions with public officials who can make a  
difference. Learn what carries weight with lawmakers and the key role  
constituents play. Discover how to adapt your interpersonal skills to  
influence lawmakers’ thinking and votes. Find out how to grab your  
lawmaker’s attention in just a few minutes a month. Leave with the skills  
and confidence to act on your beliefs.</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">6:00-6:30  
Socializing - </span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">bring  
your own dinner</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">6:30-8:30  
Training and Q&A</span></p><br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ABOUT  
OUR PRESENTER</span></p><p dir="ltr"  
style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Miriam  
Stein, MSW</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">,  
is an experienced advocacy trainer, consultant and speaker. She is  
committed to helping people from all walks of life become comfortable  
expressing their views to lawmakers. Her recent book, </span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Make  
Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
is based on a unique curriculum Miriam developed for her advocacy  
workshops. </span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Miriam  
is the Advocacy Consultant to the Interfaith Advocacy Network to End Family  
Homelessness. Previously, she was Director of Governmental Affairs at the  
National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter and Director of  
Communications at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy  
Coalition. She heads the Diversity Advisory Committee to the Superintendent  
of Schools in Arlington, MA and was co-chair of Arlington’s Diversity Task  
Group for more than ten years. Learn more about Miriam and her book at  
</span><a href="http://www.makeyourvoicematter.com" target="_blank"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">www.makeyourvoicematter.com</span></a><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">*</span><a  
href="http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm"  
target="_blank"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">DIRECTIONS</span></a><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
- The NonProfit Center</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is  
accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical  
abilities.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">______________________________<WBR>___________________________</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Socializing  
for Justice -</span><a href="http://www.sojust.org" target="_blank"><span  
style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial">  
</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">www.sojust.org</span></a></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Since  
2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring  
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this  
"Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to  
reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">With  
2250+ members and 6+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in  
Boston, Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people,  
organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL  
back in social justice.</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">YES,  
WE MEAN YOU.</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations,  
levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself  
and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.</span></p>
<br><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p  
dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-right:18pt"><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Want  
to know more about SoJust?</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
Check out our</span><a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/3187615"  
target="_blank"><span  
style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">  
</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Frequently  
Asked Questions</span></a><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
and</span><a href="http://sojust.org/photos/" target="_blank"><span  
style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">  
</span><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">past  
event photos</span></a><span  
style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">!</span></p>
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